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  •  If you (none)
    are good,you will get read.25,000 readers in an average hour is pretty darn good. Where you gonna get that?(legally).

    it tastes like burning...

    by eastvan on Tue Jan 03, 2006 at 04:12:46 PM PST

    •  Hey, (none)
      I paid good money to an editor in Baghdad for that kind of readership!

      Or was it New York . . . ?

      In times of universal deceit, telling the truth will be a revolutionary act. - George Orwell

      by occams hatchet on Tue Jan 03, 2006 at 04:20:50 PM PST

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    •  How to get 25,000 readers (none)
      1. Spray paint sign.
      2. Video tape self immolation holding sign.
      3. Sell tape to FOXNews.

      I am a Dapper Dan Man. I do not use Fop!

      by bobinson on Tue Jan 03, 2006 at 04:24:42 PM PST

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    •  That 25,000 is the number for dKos... (none)
      ...not any particular diary. Some diaries may get zero readers even if they have good content.

      I think the rules are well stated and constructive, but they do not address the problem with the fast scolling diary list. When Markos says:

      But here's the fact -- every person who has risen to a position of prominence in the diaries started with the exact same limitations and challenges.
      That is not really true. When many of the current stars achieved their status, there was much less traffic here. However, his next line is true:
      Everyone on the site has equality of opportunity.
      There is equality amongst all those who are competing for attention today (if you want to call it competition).

      The bottom line is, I would still like to see a method for preserving more of the good stuff. But I don't begrudge Markos for not implementing one because I can't think of one either. But I know there are people here who are smarter than me and I would still like to hear their ideas.

      •  The (none)
        numbers are only likely to get more competitive in the next few months. Lately I have noticed some good stuff,with good responses slide down quick. Nature of the beast.

        it tastes like burning...

        by eastvan on Tue Jan 03, 2006 at 04:39:06 PM PST

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        •  No doubt. (4.00)
          There is one idea that I just remembered. Maybe there could be a Selected Diaries box. This would be moderated by Markos and the Front-Pagers when they see something the community would be interested in, but that is not quite appropriate to frontpage itself. They could function as editors to keep good material available for a while longer.
          •  up the limit (none)
            I would personally like to be able to see a larger list of recent diaries on the homepage.  50 isn't enough for me.

            The revolution will not be televised - on FOX

            by Uranus Hz on Tue Jan 03, 2006 at 04:52:59 PM PST

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          •  I think (none)
            it will take some sort creative solution or two.

            it tastes like burning...

            by eastvan on Tue Jan 03, 2006 at 04:53:21 PM PST

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          •  No, No, No (none)
            I have seen this idea of Kos and FPers acting as some kind of editorial board before.  I am thoroughly against it.  First of all, I have NO idea how you could get it to work.  Secondly, a "Selected Diaries" list will make the backstabbing and whining about not making the Recommended list even worse, because now there is the opportunity to not make both lists. Finally, this is not a magazine, it's a blog. I agree with Kos that it is equal opportunity as to diaries.  We don't need an editorial board.

            The new rules are fine with me. Some of the stars have gone on to their own blogs.  Also, I don't see just stars on the Recommended list.  Never have.  I usually see people I don't know.

            PLEASE - let the new rules be the last rules.  This site is popular because anyone can post a diary.  Of course, there are kinks, because we keep growing and growing.  But I would rather live with the greater traffic, and its consequences.  We have an editorial board - it is US.

            We do not rent rooms to Republicans.

            by Mary Julia on Tue Jan 03, 2006 at 11:17:53 PM PST

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